The life of the shinobi is beginning to change. Boruto Uzumaki, son of Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki, has enrolled in the Ninja Academy to learn the ways of the ninja. Now, as a series of mysterious events unfolds, Boruto’s story is about to begin!
Only four episodes are out at the point of writing this review and they have all been really boring and pointless.
The Story: Not much to say here...show opens on a cool action shot that looks like it happens 10-15 years from the current timeline. It tells us nothing about anything and exists only as a bait for inexperienced anime viewers who will watch the show for 600 episodes to finally get to it.
Got nothing else to say story wise because nothing actually happens. 0/10
The Characters: Again, not much to say about characters. Most of them are just copies of old characters with a
little different design, different gender or slightly different name. Theiir personalities are pretty much the same as the old versions of these characters, but worse.
There are some brand new characters such as the class rep who is the quiet girl with no respect, or the delinquent who does not study and completely changes his personality in a single episode. These new characters are just memes that don't have place in this show. 0/10
The Art: The show has vibrant colors and decent character designs (most of which are copies of old characters). Animation is very inconsistent, especially in ep. 4. Not much else to say here. 3/10
The Sound: Music in this show is awesome. I would expect nothing less from Takanashi Yasuharu, who created some of my favourite OSTs. 10/10
The rest of the sound design falls pretty short though. I still hate this stupid trend of shonen shows to cast a FEMALE VA to voice a MALE MC. It just sounds stupid and cringy. The voice actors do an acceptable job though. 4/10
The Enjoyment: Nothing to talk about here.... 0/10
The Summary: Story is non existent, characters are poor copies of the old ones and animation is very inconsistent. Even the great soundtrack does not save this show.
Just go watch a better shonen series like Hunter x Hunter or Yu Yu Hakusho. Boruto is not worth anyone's time.
At this point in time when the show has just begun, it is fairly enjoyable. An average shonen with good production.
Though with that said, there are deep problems already surfacing with the writing, the biggest of which being that all the characters are way too powerful for their age. We have child characters capable of massive summons and advanced elemental techniques. This is on top of the fact that it is set in the Naruto world which is already deeply flawed as it is.
It would have been nice if the show returned to its humble roots with characters being modestly powerful and fights being
about technique. Instead we will be getting the same old trash of who can make the biggest explosions and flashy effects happen on the screen.
I predict that any modicum of logic will have been forgotten by around the 200th episode, at which point most people would have dropped the show.
Enjoy the fun while it lasts.
This anime will not appeal to original Naruto watchers since it has no slow development with original feel to it, The main character is a probably the new most annoying main character in the anime world and watching the episode you can tell how much try hard the episode feels of trying to make him look cool and everything that happens in it.
The anime starts off with a huge plot spoiler which honestly ruins it, Next we go the character screams *I was born with everything so there is no hard work I need to do* It's already first episode and it's very rushed with
the character development and does not have any look into the past of how he became this way. The technological difference is way too fast they completely messed that part up too.
Most of the writers and creators of boruto were not even part of naruto nor shippuden so instead of making a new fresh anime they had to ruin a story which contains a lot of childhood memories.
Maybe it will get a little better but I highly doubt it, The highest point in anime is usually the first episode that's where they try to drag you into the story to make you watch more of it. And that part is kinda ruined to the point where you don't even feel like watching another episode of this anime nor am I excited for it anymore..
I like how in Boruto the producers at Studio Pierrot have completely pressed the reset button. It is very much like the original Naruto, however obviously the focus is on the next generation of characters, hence the anime's name.
Although I have only watched 4 episodes as of the writing of this review, the story and animation quality is superb. I especially like how the story is very laid back. It is very easy to watch and get into.
So, altogether I would recommend this anime to anyone who likes the original Naruto, One piece or other Shounen anime.